Reopening Small and Rural Libraries

Reopening Small and Rural Libraries: What Went Right, What
Went Wrong, and What is Next?
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The ILA Small and Rural Libraries Forum invites you to a discussion of how small and rural libraries are responding to reopening. What has worked for you? How did you adapt to challenges and alter your plans when needed? What suggestions can you share with your colleagues?


  • Cathy Grafton, Odell Public Library District
  • Tamara Grah, Chester Public Library
  • Krystal Gulley, Harrisburg Public Library District
  • Janet McAllister, Rochester Public Library District
  • Lynne Noffke, Limestone Township Library District
  • Bobbi Perryman, Vespasian Warner Public Library District
  • Charm Ruhnke, Peru Public Library
  • Christy Stupegia, LaSalle Public Library
  • Alissa Williams, Morton Public Library


  • Anna Yackle, Illinois Heartland Library System

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